చైతన్యం : Very few posts but has one of the clearest expositions of religious strife in India.
(Added on 8th October:In the comments section, the blogger says (rough translation)that instead of depending on a list of dos and don'ts, one should look to the context in which such are done. And he goes on to say Hinduism provides opportunities and freedom for such. I wonder what Dalits think of this. It is probably time to look at Dalit blogs. Here is one from a Telugu person but the artcles are mostly in English:
Untouchable Spring .... అంటరాని వసంతం )
సమకాలీన సంగతులపై ఓ తెలుగోడి గోడు:contemporary issues, some of them cross-national.
శ్రీనివాసం : Traditional songs, sometimes with explanations and links to recordings.
Talking of religion, a review article The Origin and Evolution of Religious Prosociality by Ara Norenzayan* and Azim F. Shariff (needs subscrption) "examines empirical evidence for religious prosociality, the hypothesis that religions facilitate costly behaviors that benefit other people."
Among the conclusions:
"The preponderance of the evidence points to religious prosociality being a bounded phenomenon. Religion's association with prosociality is most evident when the situation calls for maintaining a favorable social reputation within the ingroup."
"Although religions continue to be powerful facilitators of prosociality in large groups, they are not the only ones. The cultural spread of reliable secular institutions, such as courts, policing authorities, and effective contract-enforcing mechanisms, although historically recent, has changed the course of human prosociality. Consequently, active members of modern secular organizations are at least as likely to report donating to charity as active members of religious ones (42). "
Somewhat related discussion on gossip in an article on gossip in Scientic American Mind. This particular issue has several free articles (both links via Evo.psychology group).
P.S. From Solving the puzzle of prosociality , I take 'prosociality' to mean 'behaviour which is group-beneficial but personally costly'. Gintis seems to have slowly abondoned the term but it is common in literature and I cannot find the meaning in dictionaries or defined in the papers that I have seen.